UKSG Open Access - An Introduction: London

22 May 2013 09:00

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What is Open Access? Are you baffled by the terminology and uncertain as to what it’s all about? Do you want to know which publishers are doing it, why and how they’re doing it, and what librarians have to do with it? Are you looking for facts and a clear understanding of what is happening in the UK? Then come to this UKSG seminar when all will be revealed.

Why you should attend

This one-day seminar is designed to give a general and impartial introduction to the Open Access (OA) publishing model and the issues and management considerations related to it currently. Various stakeholders including publishers, librarians and intermediaries will provide their perspectives on the OA model and its importance. Current projects and future developments will also be covered. There will be time to ask speakers questions about their topics and for delegates to raise issues relating to their own working experience. 

Level and previous knowledge required

Introductory; no previous knowledge required.

Learning objectives

Participants attending the seminar will:

  • appreciate the facts and issues pertaining to Open Access
  • understand what Green, Gold and Hybrid OA mean
  • learn about the Finch Report and mandates and implications for publishers, authors and libraries
  • understand why repositories are important
  • learn what publishers are offering
  • hear from librarians about the challenges of managing Open Access in the library
  • hear about new developments in Open Access.


UKSG members: £175.00 + £35.00 VAT [20%] (total £210.00)
Non-members: £225.00 + £45.00 VAT [20%] (total £270.00)

The fee includes refreshments and lunch.


The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (Council Room)
1 Carlton House Terrace

Tel.: 020 7451 7300 (Reception)


10.00   Registration and coffee

10.30   Welcome and introduction by the Chair/UKSG representative
Carolyn Alderson, Acting Head of Licensing, JISC Collections

10.35   What is Open Access and how does it differ?
Camilla Braithwaite, Marketing Manager, TBI Communications

11.00   The Finch Report and current developments
David Ross, Global Head of Open Access, SAGE Publications

11.30   Break

OA Journal Publishers and their Business Models:

11.45   BioMed Central (+ SpringerOpen) 
Bev Acreman, Commercial Director, BioMed Central

12.15   Nature Publishing Group
David Hoole, Director of IP Policy and Licensing, Nature Publishing Group

12.45   Lunch

Working with Open Access:

13.45   Managing Green OA in the library 
Wendy White, Head of Scholarly Communication,
University of Southampton

14.15   Jisc APC pilot 
Jo Lambert, Project Manager, JISC Collections

14.45   Break

15.00   Managing Open Access charges
Robert Johnson, Director, Research Consulting 


15.30   OAPEN-UK: exploring open access scholarly monographs in the humanities and social sciences
Caren Milloy, Head of Projects, JISC Collections

16.00   Summary, final questions and closing remarks

16.15   Close of seminar

How to book

The closing date for bookings has now passed. For further information please contact Karen Sadler at UKSG by e-mail or by phone: +44 (0)1865 310834.


By Tuesday 14 May 2013 - full refund
From Wednesday 15 May 2013 - no refund

NB: UKSG reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.

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